According to a report from Deadline, Robert Emms has been added to the cast of Andor!
Emms is probably best-known for his roles in the TV series Atlantis and Chernobyl. He’s a late addition to the cast of Andor, a live-action Star Wars show coming to Disney+ about Cassian Andor. The show serves as a prequel series to Rogue One and has been filming since late last year, as Diego Luna confirmed in early December that filming was underway. Deadline reports that filming is set to wrap up this summer, so Emms is a late addition. That could mean that he doesn’t have a major part, but doesn’t necessarily have to mean that.
The series will star Diego Luna as Cassian Andor, Genevieve O’Reilly as Mon Mothma, Stellan Skarsgard, Adria Arjona, Fiona Shaw, Denise Gough, and Kyle Soller. Alan Tudyk will supposedly be reprising his role as K-2SO in the series as well, but apparently won’t come into the storyline until sometime after the first season. Toby Haynes is directing the series, with Tony Gilroy (who co-wrote Rogue One) still involved as an executive producer and writer.
The show will premiere on Disney+ sometime in 2022, taking its place among the plethora of Star Wars content coming to the streaming service in the next few years. It’s got a great cast and I’m excited to see where it goes, highlighting the early days of the Rebel Alliance in their fight against the mighty Empire.